Eight active virus cases for Mitchell

MITCHELL has eight active cases of COVID-19, an increase of two since yesterday, while Macedon has no new cases.

The total number of cases in Mitchell is 20, while Macedon’s total remains at nine.

There has also been an increase of two cases linked to the Northen Health Epping outbreak, bringing the total number to five.

Victoria’s total number of COVID-19 cases reached 2660 yesterday with 127 new cases reported; the state’s total has increased by 124 with three cases reclassified.

The border between Victoria and New South Wales will close tonight from 11.59pm after the increase in numbers.

There have been two deaths reported since yesterday, a man in his 90s and a man in his 60s, bringing the total number of deaths to 22 in Victoria.

Of the number of cases in Victoria, 2307 were confirmed in metropolitan Melbourne, and 260 in regional Victoria.

Postcodes including 3031, 3051, 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064 must follow stay-at-home orders until July 29.

There are only four reasons for people in these post codes to leave their homes, including shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise and compulsory study or work.

Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton said Victorians in the locked-down suburbs, which included Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham and Kalkallo, were urged to do their part in fighting the spread.

“This virus is not selective, it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. More than 300,000 people live across these suburbs. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks,” he said.

“There is no excuse for not getting tested. We have people knocking on your door, coming to your neighbourhood – we are bringing the testing to you. There are also several drive-through and fixed sites where people can go.

“Don’t take this disease lightly. If you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested. Stick to the rules and get to a testing station.”